Crew Profile

Update | November 29, 2014

Aloha mai kākou! This Dennis Chun, crewmember onboard the sailing vessel Hikianalia that is sailing along with Hōkūleʻa as we go around the world. Here we are right now in Aotearoa at a place called Aurere. Aurere is the home of Hector Busby who built the Maori voyaging canoe Te Aurere. Right now I am sitting in this really cool star compass that he built with various points along the horizon with a chair that he put in the middle that spins around the various points on the horizon. Also in the background we have the Kupe Waka Center that he is building to train future Polynesian navigators or Pacific Island navigators in the art of wayfinding. So stayed tuned for further information about this fantastic place and beautiful area. Stayed tuned at Aloha!

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